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Marathi daily owner among 4 held in murder case

Posted on Oct 23, 08:27PM | UNI

Four people, including the owner and editor-in-chief of Marathi daily Deshonnati, wanted in connection with the murder of a security supervisor few days ago, were arrested by city police today.

Prakash Pohare, the owner and editor-in-chief of Deshonnati, was arrested from Akola by Nagpur police, the sources said.

The security supervisor Rajendra Dupare, was allegedly shot dead at Gondkhairi near Nagpur about ten days back, when Pohare and his security guard, Ganesh D Fungud, had visited the newpaper's printing press where some employees of the paper were holding a stir.

Pohare's security guard allegedly fired at Dupare from his rifle after they had a scuffle, the sources said. Dupare was taken to Government Medical College Hospital where he was declared 'brought dead'.

However, Pohare's statement was that he was attacked when he arrived at the press site and the security guard Fungud fired in defence.

Pohare and his associates had been booked under sections 302 and 34 of Indian Penal Code.

Pohare's application for anticipatory bail was rejected by a lower court, the sources added.